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Joe_Jones

Joined March 2016

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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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The Need by Helen Phillips
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‪Dickens characters step off the page into the real world? We are all stories in the end in this homage to book lovers! ‬Comes out July 23.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Forgot to post about this book. It has been a long time since her last book The Night Circus, which is still one of my all-time favorite books. I was so worried this one would never meet my expectations. It not only met them, but exceeded them far beyond what I could have dreamed. I had to force myself to slow down reading it so I could savor every moment. I LOVED THIS BOOK! I won't say more because I don't want to even give a hint of spoilers.

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Thin Ice: A Mystery | Paige Shelton
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I love the author's Scottish Bookshop mysteries so when I heard she was starting a new series I had to give it a try. I love the setting of a small town in Alaska and also all the quirky local characters. There were plenty of twists and red herrings to keep me guessing the answer to this mystery plus we get a backstory that is being slowly told in bits and pieces. The local mystery wraps up nicely but wow on setting up book two with that ending!

Shel.f I got an ARC of this, but haven't started it yet. Looking forward to it even more, now! 3mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I read this for my book discussion group I lead next month. I think this will make for a great discussion. It was interesting reading about Native Americans in a major city and the issues they face as opposed to just on a reservation. Even better is that the author is a wonderful writer period. He is definitely now on my list of authors to follow and I look forward to reading whatever else he puts out.

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Think you don't like math? Or it is too hard for you to understand? This is the book for you as Eddie Woo presents math concepts in a clear simple language with a dose of humor.

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Catching up on posting. I actually finished this last month.

Three Pines. Gamache. The Bistro. A death to solve. All the usual and I was so happy to go back to this series once again. I hope I never tire of these characters who by now seem more like friends than words on a page. Everything I wanted and more. Put this on your must read list.

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What do I do? Got this in the mail but have so many other books to read.

ValerieAndBooks The other books can wait!! 4mo
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Three Pines. Gamache. The Bistro. A death to solve. All the usual and I was so happy to go back to this series once again. I hope I never tire of these characters who by now seem more like friends than words on a page. Everything I wanted and more. Put this on your must read list.

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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I got my egalley copy of this today!!!!! Started it on my lunch break and I am already hooked!

Redwritinghood Lucky! I‘m eagerly awaiting this one. 5mo
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‪I shouldn‘t do it. I‘m already reading 2 books and have others ready to go. Who am I kidding. So it begins...‬

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Light from Other Stars | Erika Swyler
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Part Science Fiction, part Coming of Age, part Family Life, and all Awesomeness! Even better than her first book she explores what it means to be human, to love, and to follow our dreams!

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The Book of Dreams | Nina George
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I love this!

Bklover ❤️❤️ 7mo
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Storm of Locusts | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This is the sequel to Trial of Lightning and picks up a few weeks after the end of that book. No spoilers but Maggie is still a bad ass main character in this Native American post-apocalyptic fantasy! I can‘t recommend this any higher. Definitely read the first book before this though.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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I had this waiting for me at work yesterday from Grove Press. I loved her last book Alif the Unseen and her run on the Ms Marvel comic! It comes out in March.

DGRachel So jealous! Alif the Unseen was incredible and I cannot wait to get my grabby hands on this one! 9mo
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Take a peak behind the curtain and see Magic‘s young guns blazing a new trail for magicians to follow! Plus learn a few secrets of how some tricks are done. Comes out in February.

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The Raven Tower | Ann Leckie
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Finished this the other day. Starts out slow as I tried to figure out what was going on and then beautifully comes together in a perfect way! The author is a master storyteller who can handle any genre! Fantasy fans will be waiting for this one that comes out In February.

ScientistSam Sooo excited for this! I love Ann Leckie, and didn't know her next release date😀 9mo
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Got to see Louise Penny talk at my library system tonight. I can‘t recommend seeing her enough! What a fun night! My wife and I even got a pic with her.

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Terminal Uprising | Jim C. Hines
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I wanted to read something light and this is a perfect choice! Only a couple of chapters in and loving this as much as the first book in this series.

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The Book of Dreams | Nina George
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Thrilled to get this in the mail yesterday! I loved her last two books! #bookmail

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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#bookmail! A new Sarah Gailey book? I can‘t wait to read this!

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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It did not even take 40 pages before the author broke my heart. Wow! Now 2/3 done and I cannot image leaving this world. So amazingly good!

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The Loch Ness Papers | Paige Shelton
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Still a long way out (April 2019) but put this cozy mystery on your list. This is the 4th entry in this series and by now I feel like I‘m part of the family of the quirky crew of the Cracked Spine bookstore in Scotland. We get a wedding, a murder to solve, and even an appearance by Nessie. Or do we? Pure fun and be prepared to start talking with a Scottish brogue after you are done!

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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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The sequel to City of Brass!!! I can‘t wait to read this.

DGRachel Ooh. So jealous!! 11mo
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The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
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Forgot to mark this as read a long time ago. I‘m thrilled it was picked as a LibraryReads choice and that they used my annotation for it! Historical fiction fans looking for a read featuring a kickass woman need to pick this up!

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Finished NO BEAST SO FIERCE. A gripping account of the hunt for the most prolific maneater tiger set within the backdrop of the Indian subcontinent. Thank you @librarylovefest for an early copy!

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Dracul | Dacre Stoker, JD Barker
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A worthy addition to the Dracula lore told in the same style as the original. Perfect for an October read!

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This is a magical fairytale that takes a series of dark twists turning this into a deliciously creepy horror story! Doesn‘t come out until October which is just in time for your Halloween reading pleasure!

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Can a little thing like murder push the bonds between sisters to the breaking point? Korede and Ayoola give us a unique sibling rivalry set in Lagos, Nigeria.

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The Best Bad Things: A Novel | Katrina Carrasco
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A friend recommended this so I started it today. 70 pages in and loving the main character Alma! She is a kickass woman who sometimes pretends to be a man in this historical tale set in 1887 Washington state.

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Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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Finished this today. What a thrill ride! Picks up shortly after The Collapsing Empire and continues the fun. I loved how he expanded the universe and then gave us a blockbuster ending. I can‘t wait to see where it goes next!

Just an FYI there are a lot of f*cks in here so if language is an issue be warned.

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Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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A new Scalzi book! Off to a great start with his usual sarcastic wit and fun!

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The Black God's Drums | P. Djeli Clark
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Finished The Black God‘s Drums by P.Djeli Clark. A novella set in a very different historical New Orleans. We get airships, African Gods, and two great characters in Creeper & Ann-Marie! I hope this is not the last we will see if them!

2BR02B Is this a Tor.com novella? 13mo
Joe_Jones @2BR02B It is from Tor.com 13mo
RealBooks4ever This sounds REALLY good! 💜 13mo
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Definitely a different take than the Scooby Doo I grew up with but it does capture the fun I remember. I do have to say I still am not of a fan of Scrappy...

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“No one interesting is ever interested in people without stories.”

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This was a hard book to read! I sure used more than 100 words a day while I read it and they were rather colorful words too! It shows a near future that seems all to real in today‘s political climate. As the saying goes evil only wins when a good man stands by and does nothing.

Redwritinghood I just won a copy of this book. Excited to read it. 14mo
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It is Louise Penny so you know I loved it! Whenever I get my hands on the new book it immediately goes to the top of my tbr pile and everything else has to wait until I finish it. My only fear is it has the feeling of a finale. I hope this is not the last of this series!

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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I keep forgetting to mark books finished. This is definitely going to be on my best of the year list! I loved the fresh spins he puts on things and he always creates such interesting worlds and characters. This is a must read for fantasy fans looking for something new!

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Forever and a Day | Anthony Horowitz
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I love surprise #bookmail!

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Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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I got to meet author Linwood Barclay tonight! If he is ever in your area you have to go see him. He had us crying we were laughing so hard at his stories!

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Off to a great start! I love how Mr. Bennett puts a fresh spin on things blending fantasy and sci-fi!

Lel2403 I really loved this 📖 11mo
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A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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I finally read one is his books. He has been on my list of authors to try for a long time. This did not disappoint! I loved the twists and just when I thought I had it figured out he threw a big curve at me. Beach read fans will love this!

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I am a huge fan of her Owl series so was excited to try this one. This is book 2 in her Kincaid Strange series and is just as fun! Kincaid is a kick-ass lead plus a great cast of secondary characters makes this a must read Urban Fantasy series!

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Got this in the mail! I love Brad Meltzer‘s books and can‘t wait to try this.

#bookmail

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Chef Edward Lee came to my library last night to promote this book! He is such a wonderful storyteller and seems like the nicest person.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Finished this today. A great psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Unreliable narrators don‘t help and just wait until you get to that twist at the end! Wow! I did not see it coming! Put this on your calendar to read when it comes out February 5, 2019.

P.s. I can‘t wait to see what cover they come up for this!

SandyW With that review I just had to add out to my TBR! 😉 1y
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Finished this tonight—Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer. Told from Joe Biden‘s point of view as he teams with Barack Obama to solve a mystery. Crazy fun mystery told in a hard boiled campy way. It was so much fun! I hope there will be a sequel!

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I got this in the mail today and immediately started it! Off to a fun start!

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The sequel to the Guns Above continues the adventures of Josette and Bernie. We start off slow and the pace starts to build until we get some very intense battle scenes that had me ducking musket balls and maybe even a sauce pan. So. Much. Fun!

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Owl and the Tiger Thieves | Kristi Charish
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This is the 4th book in this series and picks up shortly after the last one Owl and the Electric Samurai. You definitely do not want to start with this book.

Alix is a thief who steals archeological artifacts. Think if Indiana Jones was a kick ass woman and supernatural creatures were real then you have Alix, better known as Owl. Fast paced, humor, great dialog, and fun characters makes this one of my favorite series!

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Runaways Vol. 1 | Rainbow Rowell
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Any worries I had about this were quickly changed. Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka rocked the first arc! Can‘t wait to read the next one!